Venue Details

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-2787
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 41 members
Review from Anonymous
Red Velvet 575 events 329 reviews

The Best Ballet I've ever seen.
The crowd was roaring.
Do not miss this event for nothing, if you are a ballet lover.

reviewed Jun 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Marian H.
Red Velvet 60 events 23 reviews

Amazing company! One of the best I have ever seen..Great precision and expertise. I loved every minute of the performance.

reviewed Jun 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Kelli Cornwell Llewellyn
68 events 45 reviews

It was nice to be able to see a variety of scenes from the classic ballets. The costumes were beautiful, but the sets were very simple. The ballerinas were gorgeous and inspiring.

reviewed Jun 18 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Brilliant dancers seem to be the norm in the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, which regularly produces international stars.”  —The New York Times
Free Preview Talks conducted by dance critic, columnist and writer Gary Smith will be held one hour prior to the performances on June 15, 16, 18 and 19. On June 17 at 6 p.m., a special encore presentation of a lecture-demonstration, Inside Dance, will be presented to give patrons the opportunity to learn more about the transformation of dance technique and style from classical to contemporary.

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Formed in 1948 by Alicia Alonso, the National Ballet of Cuba occupies a prominent place in Hispanic and international ballet culture. The tiny island of Cuba has produced one of the foremost schools of ballet, which has trained all of the company’s dancers. It is extraordinary that Alonso produced this quality in only sixty-two years. As National Ballet of Cuba’s artistic director for more than six decades, Alonso has honed the company’s style to perfection, which has helped produce many of the world’s top dancers.

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